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The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles

The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles

The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone. Seamus Heaney, Sophocles

The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone


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The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone Seamus Heaney, Sophocles
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux



Upon her arrival in Eteocles has been given a proper burial, but Creon, Antigone's uncle who has inherited the throne, has issued a royal edict banning the burial of Polyneices, who he believes was a traitor. Adapted from Sophocles' Antigone by the Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, it tells this classic story in a modern idiom. Carson departs from the Greek of fifth-century Athens and intersperses her version with I know Sophocles play, and Jean Anouilh's version, and Seamus Heaney's Burial at Thebes, but this sounds very different. I read it for my December World Party Reading Challenge book, for which the country was Greece. Her brothers died a vicious death, trying to kill each other for the throne of Thebes. Dec 20, 2013 - SOPHOCLES: Antigone “Antigone and her sister decide to return to Thebes with the intention of helping their brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, avoid a prophecy that predicts they will kill each other in a battle for the throne of Thebes. Both make clear, if coded, reference to contemporary Irish political life. Jul 7, 2012 - Carson's new poem, Antigonick, a postmodern interpretation of Sophocles' Antigone, is not a translation of the Greek, despite the claims of some confused reviewers. I admired the devastating symmetry at the play's core: the way a body left unburied on the dusty Theban plain was counterbalanced with Antigone's live burial. Mar 27, 2013 - Antigone, however, has different views. Oct 7, 2011 - Of course, The Burial at Thebes is a translation in the most literal sense. His version of Philoctetes by Sophocles. On July 7, 2012 at 9:25 am | Reply Frisbee. The Sophoclean Yet if Sophocles punishes this man who dares defy the rule of god, in Tom Littler's production this is muffled by an attempt to portray two version of a leader without clarifying an internal conflict. Jan 6, 2011 - The Burial at Thebes is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' play Antigone. Jun 25, 2011 - Antigone has undergone many successful adaptations in the UK- from Royal Shakespeare Company through to Declan Donnelan- as well as translation- from Seamus Heaney (The Burial at Thebes) through to Timberlake Wertenbaker. Feb 14, 2014 - Sophocles' Antigone was one of my early touchstones.

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